Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pink Wedding Gown!

 My dream has come true, a tasteful and glamorous blush PINK wedding gown! Aubrey and I attended Chicago Social Brides, Bridal Walk on Oak St, and even though we were there for her, cause she is engaged!! (Not sure if I had announced that yet?)  I fell in love with this Palazzo wedding gown!!  It is even more beautiful in person.  The silhouette is absolutely amazing and the color is just enough that its not overwhelming.  I want to remarry my husband just so I can wear this Palazzo gown!  Go check it out for yourselves at their boutique at 49 E. Oak St.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wedding Language

Its funny how the world that we live in with texting and social media has changed the way we communicate with one another.  Acronyms have taken over everywhere we go.  I find myself using them all the time while taking notes and communicating with our clients.  But I can't fool myself into thinking that every one knows what my favorite wedding acronyms stand for.  In doing some research for this post I found that there are way more that I even knew about. 
These are some of the new acronyms to learn:

B - Bride

BF - Boy friend, Best friend

BIL - Brother-In-Law

BM - Bridesmaid, Banquet Manager, Best Man

BP - Bachelor(ette) Party

CM - Catering manager

CP - Centerpiece
DIY - Do-it-yourself

DOC - "Day Of" Coordinator (Wedding planner hired for the wedding day.)

DW - Destination Wedding

EP - Engagement Party

ER - Engagement Ring

FBIL - Future Brother-In-Law

FFIL - Future Father-In-Law

FG - Flower Girl
FI - Fiance

FMIL - Future Mother-In-Law

FOB - Father Of Bride

FOG - Father Of Groom

FSIL - Future Sister-In-Law

G - Groom
GM - Groomsman (Groomsmen)

GP - Grandparent

GTG - Get Together

HM - Honeymoon

JP - Justice of the Peace

MOB - Mother Of Bride

MOG - Mother Of Groom

MOH - Maid/Matron Of Honor (I like to do mOH for Maid, and MOH for matron)

NWR - Not Wedding Related

OOT - Out Of Town (guests)

OOTGB-Out Of Town gift bags

PF - Pocketfold, pocket fold (an invitation with a pocket)

RB - Ring Bearer

RD - Rehearsal Dinner

SO - Significant Other

STD - Save The Dates

TY - Thank you (or thank you cards)

WP - Wedding planner, wedding party

WR - Wedding ring
Do you know of any more?  Please share!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Whats Your Color Story?

 Preston Bailey, he is an event design genius!!  And he has designed this great tool for anyone looking for a custom color palette for your event.  What's your color story is a tool that is free for anyone to use right on his website.  I tried it out myself!

The steps are easy:
Step 1: Start by selecting one of our signature color swatches. Preston advises clients to make a selection by picking their favorite color or a shade that sparks their imagination. If you're not sure what to pick, you can always choose the "random" button to have him pick it for you.
Step 2: Tell about your event. Answer four simple questions to help them understand what you're looking for.

Step 3: Choose a Preston factor. (What's the Preston factor? You'll have to play to find out.)

Step 4: Your results! They will reveal a customized color palette created just for you and your event. (If you'd like to see more choices, all you need to do is play again.)

Get started by choosing your main color right here. The possibilities are limitless.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Win the first EVER Wedding in Times Square, on New Years Eve!

Attention Brides!! Here's your chance to win the all-expense paid wedding of your dreams!! Get Married in Times Square this New Year's Eve. GetMarried.com is offering one lucky couple the opportunity to be the first to marry LIVE in Times Square, New Year's Eve 2011, in front of millions! Get Married readers will vote on all your wedding details from the Dress to the invitations. So how do you become the lucky couple? All you have to do is submit and essay an video of your Love Story! Click here for more details and to enter to win! Good Luck!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chalkboard Photo Guest Book

Looking for a fun way for your guests to share their wedding wishes? How about a chalkboard photo guest book. Have I mentioned that I really like chalkboards? We designed this chalkboard photo guest book for our clients Megan and Matt. Megan and Matt's outdoor rehearsal dinner took place on Friday June 18th. Just hours before the dinner started there were tornado sirens and we had to run for cover!! It was quite scary I might add. But the storm blew through and we were able to have all of our dinner elements outdoors as planned!! As guests arrived to the rehearsal dinner they were greeted by Derek from Innerlight photography and were asked to write a message for the Bride and Groom and pose for a snapshot. I loved how this all turned out. And a big thank you to mother nature for clearing the rain for this occasion! The messages are so fun to read!!! Enjoy!

Here is our lovely couple!!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Utensil Holder

Not sure how to complete your table scape when you are having a buffet? How cute are these custom utensil holders we designed for our clients Megan and Matt. These utensil holders contained a plastic fork, spoon and knife as well as a napkin. This dinner was a delicious Buffet of chicken and pork chops and all the sides to match catered by Fay's BBQ. So in order to put some more pizazz on the tables we decided to have the utensils already at each guests seat. Many guests chose to take the bags home as a keepsake or for scrap booking! Interested in custom stationary designs for your event? Contact us here!
Check back this Friday to see our Photo guestbook from Megan and Matt's Rehearsal Dinner!
Custom Utensil Holders: La Di Events
Catering: Fay's BBQ

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